Supplement to Notice of Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Implementation of Interim Water Storage Contracts Associated With the Southeastern Federal Power Customers Settlement Agreement, at Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam, GA, 63004-63005 [06-8936]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 63004 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Notices 20. Dr. Jaques Reifman, Senior Research Scientist (Advanced Medical Technology), U.S. Army Medical Research and Medical Command. 21. Dr. Donald T. Resio, Senior Research Scientist (Coastal Sedimentation), U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center. 22. Dr. Paul B. Ruffin, Senior Research Physicist (Micro-Sensors and Systems), U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. 23. Dr. Jose Luis Sagripanti, Research Scientist (Biochemistry), U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. 24. Dr. Connie S. Schmalljohn, Senior Research Scientist for Medical Defense Against Infectious Disease Threats, U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. 25. Dr. Edward M. Schmidt, Senior Research Scientist (Ballistics Research), U.S. Army Research Laboratory. 26. Dr. Michael P. 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Based on requests from members of an environmental group, the USACE is extending the comment period until November 22, 2006. Copies of the FEIS may be obtained by contacting USACE Huntington District Regulatory Branch at (304) 399–5210 or (304) 399–5710. Copies of the FEIS are also available for inspection at the locations identified below: (1) Blair Post Office, P.O. Box 9998, Blair, WV 25022–9998. (2) Kanawha County Public Library, 123 Capital Street, Charleston, WV 25301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 06–8938 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–GM–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Supplement to Notice of Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Implementation of Interim Water Storage Contracts Associated With the Southeastern Federal Power Customers Settlement Agreement, at Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam, GA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Announcement of meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Mobile District, issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) on June 16, 2006 (71 FR 34901) describing the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to address the proposed implementation of interim water storage contracts at Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam, GA, as contained in a settlement agreement associated with the Southeastern Federal Power Customers, Inc., (SeFPC) v. Secretary of the Army, et al. (1:00CV02954–TPJ) lawsuit. The Draft EIS will also address any changes in water management operations at Lake Lanier/Buford Dam, as well as the potential for other changes to operations in downstream reservoir projects in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Rivers (ACF) basin, which would result from implementation of the interim water storage contracts. This supplement to the NOI provides additional information explaining the scoping process that will be used to gather information on the project from the public and details regarding the dates and locations of public scoping meetings. Scoping comments may be provided anytime during preparation of the EIS, but would be most useful for planning purposes if provided by December 29, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about this Draft EIS or the NEPA process can be answered by: Ms. Joanne Brandt, Environmental Compliance Manager, Inland Environment Team, U.S. Army Engineer DATES: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Notices District—Mobile, P.O. Box 2288, Mobile, AL 36628–0001; telephone (251) 690–3260; or delivered by electronic facsimile at (251) 694–3815; or E-mail: joanne.u.brandt@sam.usace.army.mil. You may also request to be included on the mailing list for public distribution of meeting announcements and documents. Public Scoping Meetings. Public scoping meetings have been scheduled to allow participation from interested individuals throughout the ACF basin. Five public scoping meetings will be held on the dates and at the locations listed below. All meetings will have the same format and present the same information to the public. These meetings will be conducted as openhouse meetings with subject matter experts located at various information stations. A court reporter will be available to accept oral statements, and comment forms will be available to accept specific written comments. Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 5 p.m.– 8 p.m., Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main Street SW., Gainesville, GA 30503, (770) 534–8420. Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Renaissance Waverly Hotel, 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, (888) 391–8724. Thursday, November 30, 2006, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Troup County Parks and Recreation Center, 1220 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 883–1670. Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 5 p.m.– 8 p.m., Dothan Conference Center, 3113 Oxmoor Industrial Boulevard, Dothan, AL 36303, (800) 453–5302. Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., The Center for Economic and Workforce Development, Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, (850) 201–6200. Currently Identified Environmental Issues. The EIS will address the potential for any impacts to the multiple project purposes identified for Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam and downstream reservoirs along with other resource areas of interest, including hydropower, navigation, water quality, water supply, flood control, fish and wildlife conservation, endangered and threatened species, recreation, cultural resources, and socioeconomic concerns. This preliminary list could be revised according to your comments and continued coordination and analyses conducted during preparation of the EIS. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 Public Participation. Public participation throughout the NEPA process is essential. The Corps invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decision making. All persons, stakeholders, and organizations that have an interest in the interim water storage contracts, including Federal, State and local agencies and officials, appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes, other interested parties and the public, including minority, low-income, disadvantaged individuals, are invited to participate in the NEPA process. Assistance will be provided upon request to anyone having difficulty with understanding how to participate. Public comments are welcomed anytime throughout the NEPA process. Scoping Comments. Your input and participation in the scoping process will help identify the issues that need to be evaluated in the EIS. Comments on the project may be submitted in written form or presented verbally at one of the five public scoping meetings. You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the implementation of the interim water storage contracts. By commenting, the Corps will address and consider your concerns in the EIS. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your comments can also address significant issues and resource areas of concern; additional stakeholders to be involved in the evaluation process; sources of pertinent information and any significant data gaps; assist in identifying and focusing the alternatives to be evaluated; defining the baseline for comparison of impacts; and appropriate methods and tools that can be used to assess impacts of the proposed action. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. The Corps encourages electronic filing of comments in response to this NOI. For information on electronically filing comments, see the instructions at http:// www.LanierEISInterimStorageContracts.org under the Comments link. The public scoping meetings (date, time, and location listed above) are designed to provide another opportunity to offer comments on the proposed action. Interested groups and individuals are encouraged to attend these meetings and to present comments that they believe should be addressed in the EIS. Following completion of the public scoping meetings, a report will be prepared to summarize the comments received and areas of concern identified during the scoping period. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63005 Web Page. Additional information about the project is available from the Web page http://www.LanierEISInterimStorageContracts.org. If you would also like to be included on the mailing list for public distribution of meeting announcements, newsletters and other documents, you may fill out a contact form on the Web page. Dated: October 20, 2006. Peter F. Taylor, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 06–8936 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–CR–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Willamette River Dredged Material Management Plan, Portland, OR Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508) and Public Law 102–484 Section 2834, as amended by Public Law 104–106 Section 2867, the Department of the Army hereby gives notice of intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the subject Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP). The Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be the lead agency in preparing the EIS. The EIS will consider Federal actions associated with the development of a DMMP for the Federal navigation channel in the city of Portland, Multnomah County, OR. The DMMP is a study conducted to develop a longterm (20-year) strategy for providing viable dredged material placement alternatives that would meet the needs of maintaining the Federal channel at Portland Harbor. The overall goal of the DMMP is to develop a long-term plan for continued maintenance of the federal navigation channel that supports commercial navigation within Portland Harbor and to conduct dredged material placement in the most economically and environmentally sound manner and to maximize the use of dredged material as a beneficial source. DATES: Submit comments by November 27, 2001. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Supplement to Notice of Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Proposed Implementation of Interim Water 
Storage Contracts Associated With the Southeastern Federal Power 
Customers Settlement Agreement, at Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam, GA

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Announcement of meetings.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Mobile District, 
issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) on June 16, 2006 (71 FR 34901) 
describing the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to 
address the proposed implementation of interim water storage contracts 
at Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam, GA, as contained in a settlement 
agreement associated with the Southeastern Federal Power Customers, 
Inc., (SeFPC) v. Secretary of the Army, et al. (1:00CV02954-TPJ) 
lawsuit. The Draft EIS will also address any changes in water 
management operations at Lake Lanier/Buford Dam, as well as the 
potential for other changes to operations in downstream reservoir 
projects in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Rivers (ACF) basin, 
which would result from implementation of the interim water storage 
contracts. This supplement to the NOI provides additional information 
explaining the scoping process that will be used to gather information 
on the project from the public and details regarding the dates and 
locations of public scoping meetings.

DATES: Scoping comments may be provided anytime during preparation of 
the EIS, but would be most useful for planning purposes if provided by 
December 29, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about this Draft EIS or the 
NEPA process can be answered by: Ms. Joanne Brandt, Environmental 
Compliance Manager, Inland Environment Team, U.S. Army Engineer

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District--Mobile, P.O. Box 2288, Mobile, AL 36628-0001; telephone (251) 
690-3260; or delivered by electronic facsimile at (251) 694-3815; or E-
mail: joanne.u.brandt@sam.usace.army.mil. You may also request to be 
included on the mailing list for public distribution of meeting 
announcements and documents.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Scoping Meetings. Public scoping 
meetings have been scheduled to allow participation from interested 
individuals throughout the ACF basin. Five public scoping meetings will 
be held on the dates and at the locations listed below. All meetings 
will have the same format and present the same information to the 
public. These meetings will be conducted as open-house meetings with 
subject matter experts located at various information stations. A court 
reporter will be available to accept oral statements, and comment forms 
will be available to accept specific written comments.
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Georgia Mountains 
Center, 301 Main Street SW., Gainesville, GA 30503, (770) 534-8420.
    Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Renaissance Waverly 
Hotel, 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, (888) 391-8724.
    Thursday, November 30, 2006, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Troup County Parks and 
Recreation Center, 1220 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 
883-1670.
    Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Dothan Conference Center, 
3113 Oxmoor Industrial Boulevard, Dothan, AL 36303, (800) 453-5302.
    Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., The Center for Economic 
and Workforce Development, Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard 
Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, (850) 201-6200.
    Currently Identified Environmental Issues. The EIS will address the 
potential for any impacts to the multiple project purposes identified 
for Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam and downstream reservoirs along with 
other resource areas of interest, including hydropower, navigation, 
water quality, water supply, flood control, fish and wildlife 
conservation, endangered and threatened species, recreation, cultural 
resources, and socioeconomic concerns. This preliminary list could be 
revised according to your comments and continued coordination and 
analyses conducted during preparation of the EIS.
    Public Participation. Public participation throughout the NEPA 
process is essential. The Corps invites full public participation to 
promote open communication and better decision making. All persons, 
stakeholders, and organizations that have an interest in the interim 
water storage contracts, including Federal, State and local agencies 
and officials, appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes, other 
interested parties and the public, including minority, low-income, 
disadvantaged individuals, are invited to participate in the NEPA 
process. Assistance will be provided upon request to anyone having 
difficulty with understanding how to participate. Public comments are 
welcomed anytime throughout the NEPA process.
    Scoping Comments. Your input and participation in the scoping 
process will help identify the issues that need to be evaluated in the 
EIS. Comments on the project may be submitted in written form or 
presented verbally at one of the five public scoping meetings. You can 
make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or 
concerns about the implementation of the interim water storage 
contracts. By commenting, the Corps will address and consider your 
concerns in the EIS. Your comments should focus on the potential 
environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid 
or lessen environmental impacts. Your comments can also address 
significant issues and resource areas of concern; additional 
stakeholders to be involved in the evaluation process; sources of 
pertinent information and any significant data gaps; assist in 
identifying and focusing the alternatives to be evaluated; defining the 
baseline for comparison of impacts; and appropriate methods and tools 
that can be used to assess impacts of the proposed action. The more 
specific your comments, the more useful they will be.
    The Corps encourages electronic filing of comments in response to 
this NOI. For information on electronically filing comments, see the 
instructions at http://www.LanierEIS-InterimStorageContracts.org under 
the Comments link. The public scoping meetings (date, time, and 
location listed above) are designed to provide another opportunity to 
offer comments on the proposed action. Interested groups and 
individuals are encouraged to attend these meetings and to present 
comments that they believe should be addressed in the EIS. Following 
completion of the public scoping meetings, a report will be prepared to 
summarize the comments received and areas of concern identified during 
the scoping period.
    Web Page. Additional information about the project is available 
from the Web page http://www.LanierEIS-InterimStorageContracts.org. If 
you would also like to be included on the mailing list for public 
distribution of meeting announcements, newsletters and other documents, 
you may fill out a contact form on the Web page.

    Dated: October 20, 2006.
Peter F. Taylor,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 06-8936 Filed 10-26-06; 8:45 am]
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